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Bertha Ethel Landes (Knight)

Also Known As: "Bertha Knight Landes"
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Birthplace: Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States
Place of Burial: Seattle, King County, Washington, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles Sanford Knight and Cordelia A. Knight
Wife of Henry Landes
Sister of Admiral Austin M. Knight; Jessie L. H. Jordan; Charles Sanford Jr. Knight; Stella E. Knight; Emily S. Knight and 3 others

Occupation: 38th Mayor of Seattle, City Council Member, City Council President, Teacher
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About Bertha Knight Landes

Bertha Ethel Knight Landes (October 19, 1868 – November 29, 1943) was the first female mayor of a major American city, serving as mayor of Seattle, Washington from 1926 to 1928. After years of civic activism, primarily with women's organizations, she was elected to the Seattle City Council in 1922 and became council president in 1924.

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Bertha Knight Landes's Timeline

1868
October 19, 1868
Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
1943
November 29, 1943
Age 75
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States
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Seattle, King County, Washington, United States